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After God

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ISBN-10: 0226791718

ISBN-13: 9780226791715

Edition: 2009

Authors: Mark C. Taylor

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With fundamentalists dominating the headlines and scientists arguing about the biological and neurological basis of faith, religion isthetopic of the day. But religion, Mark C. Taylor shows, is more complicated than either its defenders or critics think and, indeed, is much more influential than any of us realize. Our world, Taylor maintains, is shaped by religion even when it is least obvious. Faith and value, he insists, are unavoidable and inextricably interrelated for believers and nonbelievers alike. Using scientific theories of dynamical systems and complex adaptive networks for cultural and theological analysis,After Godredefines religion for our contemporary age. Taylor begins by…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Figures Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Theorizing Religion
Religion Visible and Invisible
Against Theory
Networking Symbols
Three Ways of Being Religious
The Protestant Revolution
The Divided Subject
The Invisible Hand
Privatization, Decentralization, and Deregulation
Subjectivity and Modernity
Freedom and Representation
Figuring Subjects
World as Work of Art
Religious Secularity
Immanence and Transcendence
Incarnation and Trinity
Self-Embodiment of God
Theology and Theory
Eclipse of the Real
Deaths of God
Consuming Images
Cultivating Diversity
Recovering the Real
Counterculture
Securing the Base
Marketing the New Age
Base Closures
Religion without God
Refiguring Life
Emergent Creativity
Ethics without Absolutes
Guide for the Perplexed
Fluid Dynamics NotesIndex